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Dolores Matash

March 18, 1931 — November 5, 2021

Dolores Matash

Dolores Marie Matash, 90, of Alpena passed away Friday, November 5, 2021, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland.

Dolores Marie Galusky was born March 18, 1931, in Hamtramck, MI to Joseph and Josephine (Gunshol) Galusky.  She met Edward Matash on a blind date and married him September 12, 1953.  Little did they know their honeymoon at Fireside Inn in Presque Isle, MI would later lead them to uproot and move their family to Alpena in 1967. They excitedly opened Ed's Northside Party Store in 1967 where they poured their heart and soul for 27 years.  Dolores was a devout member of All Saints Parish, St. Anne's Sodality and Rosary Society Group #3.  She especially loved volunteering her time as "the lunch lady" at St. Anne’s School for 25 years.

Surviving are her 8 children, Rosanne (Don) Barvir, David (Kathy) Matash, Gloria (Greg) Sprayberry, Michele (Steve) Evers, Jackie (Mark) Daleski, Edward (Tara) Matash, Kristi (Michael) LaBrecque, Jennifer (Bob) Budnik; son-in-law Terry Murphy; 20 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brother, Edmund (Lynn) Galusky; and several nieces and nephews.

Dolores was preceded in death by Ed, the love of her life (April 29, 2001), her daughter Mary Jo (Matash) Murphy and her brother, Joseph Galusky.

A private Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores’ children and grandchildren will take place at St. Anne Church of All Saints Parish on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tyler Bischoff officiating.  For the many other family and friends, the Mass will be streamed live at Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 2-4 p.m. at The Depot, 124 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI 49707.

Dobranoc, mom.

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: All Saints Parish, All Saints School or St. Vincent de Paul.

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